Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley
“Proud to be the recipient of United Way of the Lower Mainland funding for programs in 2016/2017.”
204 - 5623 Imperial Street
Parent Support Circles
Parent Support Circles are free, weekly gatherings are for parents in any situation to safely share their challenges, receive support and understanding for their roles as parents. These Circles are free, anonymous and confidential, and are led by trained volunteer facilitators. Child-minding assistance is available and some Circles have onsite child-minding.
Parent Support Circles are provided in the following areas and communities: Abbotsford (Pacific Institution) Burnaby (English, Filipino, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese), Coquitlam (English and Mandarin), Surrey (Filipino), Vancouver (Mt Pleasant, Filipino, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin), Richmond (Filipino).
For more information, or to join a Circle call: 604-669-1616.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circles
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circles are free, weekly gatherings are for anyone who is raising a family member’s child to safely share their challenges, receive support and understanding for their roles as caregivers. There are currently Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circles in Langley, Delta, Abbotsford and Vancouver. Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly, and child-minding assistance or onsite child-minding is available if needed. For more information or to join a group, call: 604-669-1616 or the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line at 1-855-474-9777.
Lower Mainland Facilitator Training
PSS Initial Facilitator Training helps new volunteers to understand their role and strengthen the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate a Support Circle. PSS Initial Facilitator Training is also available to professionals who wish to hone their group facilitation skills and learn more about the PSS self-help and co-facilitation model. Our next facilitator training in the Lower Mainland will be held March 24-26, 2017 in our office in Burnaby. Please check the initial volunteer facilitator training flyer and note the application deadline is March 10, 2017.